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Maurice Preter, MD

Focus of Practice: Psychiatry/Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, Neuropsychiatry, Integrative Diagnosis and Care, International Patients

Maurice Preter, MD has two clinical specialties. He is both a psychodynamic psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist, and a practicing neurologist.  His office is on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, just across from Central Park.

Educated at the Universities of Munich, Germany and of Paris, France, he received his postgraduate specialty training in neurology and psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and is dually board certified in both specialties. He has researched and written about a wide range of neuropsychiatric topics, including stroke, sleep disorders, epilepsy, panic disorder, psychological trauma, and the history of neurology in China. Dr. Preter is a member of the psychiatry faculty of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, an Associate Clinical Professor of neurology at Mount Sinai Hospital, and internationally active as lecturer, medical educator and as clinical and medical-legal consultant. His particular interest is in the diagnosis and integrated treatment of conditions that overlap between neurology, psychological health and general medicine (e.g., chronic pain, dementia). Dr. Preter holds physician licenses in New York, Paris, and Germany, and is fluent in English, French, and German.

Dr. Preter, a Castle Connolly Nominated America’s Top Doctor, is the founder and director of Fifth Avenue Concierge Medicine, PLLC, a private medical concierge and health advisory service.

Training:

  • Undergraduate: Gymnasium (Abitur), Munich, West Germany
  • Graduate: Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, West Germany
  • Medical School: Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, West Germany; Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris, University of Paris VI, Paris, France; Harvard Medical School
  • Internship: Bronx Municipal Hospital Center (Jacobi Hospital)/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residencies:

    Neurology, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
    Psychiatry, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York

Clinical/Academic Titles:

Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology, Mount Sinai Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University, College of Physicians&Surgeons
Attending Neurologist, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Professional Organizations:

1995: American Academy of Neurology
1996: American Psychiatric Association
2000: International Society for Neuro-Psychoanalysis
2001: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
2003: Harvard Medical School Program in Psychiatry and the Law at Mass. Mental Health Center (corresponding)
2004: American Neuropsychiatric Association
2004: American Association of French-Speaking Health Professionals
2004: Independent Doctors of New York (IDNY)
2008: China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA)
2010: The American Academy of Psychoanalysis & Dynamic Psychiatry
2010-: International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology (ISARP)
2010-: Shanghai International Mental Health Association (SIMHA)
2011-: International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
2012-: National Headache Foundation

Special Achievements/Awards:

1983: Gymnasium Diploma (Abitur), Munich. With Very High Honors
1991: MD, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, West Germany. With High Honors
1990-1993: Residential Scholarship, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (C.I.U.P.), University of Paris, France
1995: Doctoral Thesis in Medicine cum laude. Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, West Germany
1997-1998: Fellow of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute
1998-1999: Fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association
2009: Visiting Professor Award, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University International Exchange Foundation, Shanghai, China
2014: Best Doctors of New York, Castle Connolly/New York Magazine, June 2014

 

Research and Special Interests:

Integration of neurology, psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine
Pharmacology and psychology of neurological/psychiatric overlap conditions (neuropsychiatry) and medically unexplained symptoms
Psychological trauma and physical symptoms
Panic disorder and anxiety
Migraine and chronic pain

Publications:

Preter M. Long-term Prognosis in Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. A Follow-Up of 77 Patients. Doctoral Thesis cum laude, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, West Germany, 1995.
Raps SP, Preter M, Mehler MF. A Prelinguistic Subcortical Language Network for the Modulation of Semantic Content and Articulatory Output. Neurology 46 (Suppl) (1996) A291-292.
Preter M, Tzourio C, Ameri A, Bousser MG: Long-term Prognosis in Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: Follow-Up of 77 Patients. Stroke 27/2 (1996) 243-246.
Deschiens MA, Conard J, Horellou MH, Ameri A, Preter M, Chedru F, Samama MM, Bousser MG: Coagulation Studies, Factor V Leiden, and Anticardiolipin Antibodies in 40 Cases of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis. Stroke 27/10 (1996)1724-1730.
Preter M, Klein DF: Panic Disorder and the Suffocation False Alarm Theory: Current State of Knowledge and Further Implications for Neurobiologic Theory Testing. In: Bellodi L, Perna G (eds.): The Panic Respiration Connection. Milan 1998.
Preter M. Comment on: P. Wilgowicz: Listening Psychoanalytically to the Shoah Half A Century On. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis 80 (1999)1068-1070.
Gitig A, Merino JG, Hoffman L, Preter M, Ramesar C, Wyszynski B, Medalia A: Moyamoya Disease Presenting as Atypical Postictal Delirium after ECT in a Woman with Clinically Silent Putaminal Infarcts. Einstein Quarterly Journal Of Biology And Medicine 17 (2000) 190-193.
Preter M. Comment on: Social deprivation and prevalence of epilepsy and associated health usage. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 69 (2000) 837-838.
Ross DC, Preter M, Klein DF. Hematologic Alterations and CO2 Hypersensitivity in Male Panic Disorder Patients and Normal Controls: Similarities to High-Altitude Hypoxia and Chronic Lung Disease. Depression and Anxiety 14 (2001)153-154.
Preter, M. Comment on: The interrelations of migraine, vertigo and migrainous vertigo. Neurology 57 (2001)1522.
Preter M. Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuropsychiatry – What it all means (for our patients) British Medical Journal Electronic Edition, 3 January 2003.
Preter M: Reply to J. Stone and M. Sharpe. Internet resources for psychiatry and neuropsychiatry. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry Online Edition, 5 February 2003.
Preter M. «Vérapamil et effet dépressogène». La Lettre du Neurologue Vol. VIII n.8 (Octobre 2004).
Preter M. The didgeridoo (and the clarinet?) as neuropsychiatric treatment? British Medical Journal Electronic Edition, 12 March 2006.
Lee SH, Lim J, Vannucci M, Preter M, Klein DF: Order-preserving dimension reduction test for the dominance of two mean curves with application to tidal volume curves. Biometrics 2008 Jan 4 [Epub ahead of print].
Preter M, Klein DF. Panic, Suffocation False Alarms, Separation Anxiety and Endogenous Opioids. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry 32/3 (2008) 603-612. Full version at PubMed Central.
Preter M, Kahn JP. A Call for Quality Care. Human Resource Executive. July 1, 2008. Click here to read.
Preter M, Kahn JP. Doing Mental Healthcare Right the First Time. Risk&Insurance. August 1, 2008.
WFSBP Task Force on Treatment Guidelines for Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders: World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) Guidelines for the Pharmacological Treatment of Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders – First Revision. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry 2008; 9(4): 248-312.
Preter M. Update on Panic Disorder. Japanese Society for Anxiety Disorder Research (2009) Vol 1, No.1. Click here to read.
Preter M, Bursztajn HB. Crisis and opportunity—The DSM-V and its neurology quandary. Asian Journal of Psychiatry 2009; 2(4): 143.
Preter M, Lee SH, Petkova E, Vannucci M, Kim S, Klein DF. Controlled cross-over study in normal subjects of naloxone-preceding-lactate infusions; respiratory and subjective responses: relationship to endogenous opioid system, suffocation false alarm theory and childhood parental loss. Psychological Medicine (2011), 41: 385-393. Click here to read.
Wang XP, Zhang WF, Huang HY, Preter M. Neurology in the People’s Republic of China – An Update. Eur Neurol 2010;64:320-324. Click here to read.
Zhao H, Zhao Z, Huang L, Preter M. Diagnosis and assessment of apathy in Chinese patients with Alzheimer’s disease. J Psychosom Res. 2012 May;72(5):405-7. Epub 2012 Feb 2.
Preter M, Lieblich SM. Complementary and alternative approaches to headache. In: Green M, Muskin P. (eds.) The Neuropsychiatry of Headache. Cambridge University Press 2013.

Board Certifications:

2004: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certification in Psychiatry, #53437
2004: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certification in Neurology, #52684

Notes:

SELECTED ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

International Network for Interdisciplinary Research about the Impact of Traumatic Experience on the Life of Individuals and Society. Invited Participant. Hamburg, Germany, November 30 – December 4, 1998.

Working with the Elderly Holocaust Survivor: A Neuropsychiatrist’s Perspective. Trauma Studies Conference, National Center for PTSD, Yale Psychiatric Institute, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, December 16, 1998.

The Holocaust: Five Stories, Fifty Years Later. Invited Discussant (with Walter Reich, M.D. and Yehuda Nir, M.D.). Audiovisual Presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. Chicago, Illinois, May 16, 2000.

Trauma and psychopathology in rural Mississippi. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. New Orleans, Louisiana, May 9, 2001, and at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 7, 2001 (with Sabina E. Preter, M.D., Ph.D.).

The Shoah and its Aftermath on Film. Invited Discussant (with Alan A. Stone, M.D., Leonti Thompson, M.D. and Harold Bursztajn, M.D.) Audiovisual presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Boston, Massachusetts, October 26, 2001.

Migraine, panic, traumatic separation, and endorphins. An affective neuroscience model of a common condition. Grand Rounds Presentation, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, February 22, 2002.

Pseudodementia in the twenty-first century – what is ‘pseudo’, what’s real, what can be forgotten, what should be remembered? Issue Workshop (with Randolph B. Schiffer, M.D. and Robin Hilsabeck, Ph.D.). Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 20, 2002.

Childhood Trauma in Film: Undzere Kinder (1948). Audiovisual Presentation (Discussants: Yehuda Nir, M.D. and Harold Bursztajn, M.D.). Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 19, 2002.

Post-Genocide Psychological Trauma in Film: Under the Domim Tree. Co-Chairperson: Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D. Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. San Francisco, California, May 20, 2003.

Post-Genocide Psychological Trauma in Film: The Summer of Aviya. Co-Chairperson: Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D. With Gila Almagor, Amira Kohn Trattner, Yehuda Nir, M.D., Leonti Thompson, M.D., Dori Laub, M.D. Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. New York City, NY, May 5, 2004.

The Re-Presentation of the Unthinkable: Childhood trauma and loss during the Shoah. Workshop on Undzere Kinder (1948). IV. International Congress of Psychic Trauma and Traumatic Stress/IV. Congreso Internacional de Trauma Psíquico y Estrés Traumático. June 25, 2004. Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Post-Genocide Psychological Trauma in Film: Jeux Interdits (Forbidden Games). Co-Chairperson: Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D. Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. Atlanta, GA, May 23, 2005.

The Re-Presentation of the Unthinkable: Childhood trauma and loss during the Shoah. Workshop on Undzere Kinder (1948). 44th Congress of the International Psychoanalytical Association. July 29, 2005. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Panic, Separation Anxiety, and Endogenous Opioids. Lecture given at the Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuro-Psychoanalysis at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, Neuro-Psychoanalysis Lecture Series (with Donald F. Klein, M.D.). New York City, February 4, 2006.

The Re-Presentation of the Unthinkable: Childhood trauma and loss during the Shoah. Workshop on Undzere Kinder (1948). World Psychiatric Association International Congress, July 15, 2006. Istanbul, Turkey.

The Re-Presentation of the Unthinkable: Childhood trauma and loss during the Shoah. Workshop on Undzere Kinder (1948). 30th Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, June 26, 2007. University of Padua, Italy.

“Respirer”- Influence du psychisme sur la respiration et de la respiration sur le psychisme. With/Avec Bianca Lechevalier, Bruno Clement, Thomas Similowski, Christine Jean Strohlic, Laurent Larrieu, Christine Coste. Table ronde Philoctetes Center France, February 11, 2008.

Charcot’s Shadow: Integrating 19th Century Clinic into 21st Century Practice. Clinical conference. Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Division of Psychotherapy. New York, April 17, 2008.

Panic, Suffocation False Alarms, Separation Anxiety and Endogenous Opioids. Grand Rounds Presentation, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Division of Psychotherapy. New York, April 22, 2008.

Charcot’s Shadow: Integrating 19th Century Clinic into 21st Century Practice. Department of Neurology. Shanghai First People’s Hospital. Jiao-Tong University, Shanghai, China. July 4, 2008.

Panic, Separation Anxiety, Suffocation False Alarms and Endogenous Opioids. NPAP and the New School for Social Research. Department of Philosophy. New York, March 13, 2009.

Update on Panic Disorder – Review of American Studies. First Congress of the Japanese Society for Anxiety Disorder Research. Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, March 28, 2009.

The Third Derivative of Witnessing: Unzere Kinder: Attempt At a Synthesis. Paper given at the 15th The Fifteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies. Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel. August 3, 2009

How can anxiety research contribute to our understanding of psychogenic movement disorders? Human Motor Control Section, Medical Neurology Branch (Director: Mark Hallett), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD. August 21, 2009.

Panic, Suffocation False Alarm Theory, Separation Anxiety, Endogenous Opioids, and Childhood Parental Loss (CPL). Grand Rounds Presentation. Peking University, Department of Psychology. Beijing, China. November 20, 2009.

Controlled cross-over study in normal subjects of naloxone-preceding-lactate infusions; respiratory and subjective responses: Relationship to endogenous opioid system, suffocation false alarm theory and childhood parental loss (CPL). Peking University Health Science Center, 6th Hospital, Institute of Mental Health. Beijing, China. November 20, 2009.

A primer on scientific publishing in neurology. Department of Neurology, Shanghai Changning District Central Hospital. Shanghai, P.R. China, February 26, 2010.

Controlled cross-over study in normal subjects of naloxone-preceding-lactate infusions; respiratory and subjective responses: Relationship to endogenous opioid system, suffocation false alarm theory and childhood parental loss. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), Baltimore, MD. March 5, 2010 (Poster).

An integrated approach to the patient with medically unexplained symptoms. Wuhan Hospital for Psychotherapy, Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China, May 31, 2010.

Controlled cross-over study in normal subjects of naloxone-preceding-lactate infusions; respiratory and subjective responses: relationship to endogenous opioid system, suffocation false alarm theory and childhood parental loss. International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology (ISARP). Yeshiva University, September 27, 2010, New York, NY.

Psychogenic Movements Disorders and Other Medically Unexplained Symptoms. Symposium of the Movement Disorder Society Visiting Professor Program. Shanghai First People’s Hospital. Jiao-Tong University, Shanghai, Songjiang, China. October 31, 2010. Click here for sources in Chinese